Over two thirds of Australian aged care residents are living with dementia. In a 2022 survey conducted by ARIIA, the Australian aged care workforce nominated dementia as a priority topic for the sector. The Knowledge and Implementation Hub has therefore gathered evidence of best practice, along with learning and practical resources, to support the aged care workforce in delivering safe, high-quality care to individuals living with dementia.
Dementia care evidence and resources
The Knowledge and Implementation Hub has brought together the research evidence on what works in dementia care with Australian online learning and practice tools and resources. This involved:
- A scoping review of published systematic reviews revealed the main ‘evidence themes’ across the dementia research.
- An environmental scan of online resources in diverse formats such as guidelines, videos, learning modules, and downloadable information sheets.
The work was guided by an advisory group of research experts with expertise in the topic and people with experience in the sector.
Browse evidence themes
These 34 evidence themes are short easy-to-read summaries of the research evidence on specific dementia aged care topics. They are designed to help the aged care workforce find out what works in caring for people with dementia and what needs more supporting evidence. Each theme is accompanied by practical tips for individuals and ideas for strengthening care delivery that organisations might wish to try.
Advance care planning
Connect to PubMed evidence
This PubMed topic search is limited to home care and residential aged care settings and includes research published in the last four years only. You can choose to view all citations, strongest evidence only (randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, and guidelines), or free full-text articles.
Navigating the sector
Sometimes you need some background information or to know what is happening in the sector. The Research and Project Supports section has lots of interesting and useful resources to help you start a project, plan a study or run a training session at work.Research and project supports
Australian projects and initiatives
The Hub has brought together information on current Australian research trials, projects, and initiatives focused on improving outcomes for people living with dementia at home and in residential care settings.Browse projects